2017 Fashion Trends in Review

January 4, 2018 – As 2017 comes to a close, the trends of the fashion world are reviewed and even predicted into the new year. Are these trends still around? Will they be around next year? How did I feel about them? Upon assessing and analyzing this years craze, I am looking forward to the unique, funky trends 2018 will bring.

The Baker Boy Hat – This was easily the biggest rage of 2017. The Baker Boy hat was seen on every celebrity, influencer, and person this year. Because of its ability to elevate an outfit by just a simple touch (or possibly cover up a horrid hair day) this trend looked so cute with even the simplest outfit. Though this trend stayed afloat for an extensive amount of time, it recently has declined in popularity throughout the past few months. This trend probably won’t be following us into 2018.

The Beret – Speaking of hats, the beret made a name for itself universally this past year. Known for its French origins, the beret became a trend worldwide. Lucky for me, I had been to Paris a few years prior so when I saw this trend on the rise I instantly pulled that baby from my closet where it was tucked away. I loved seeing this trend internationally, it just shows how quickly fashion flows from one place to the next. This was a quick trend to come and go though. I think it is a lot more timeless when compared to the other trends so I am sure it won’t necessarily completely disappear.

The Puffer Jacket – As winter made its way into the fashion scene this year it brought along an old classic. Puffer jackets were all the rage this season. Being a coat that has already been around for plenty of time, it was nothing new to the fashion world. This time around, though, it offered more than just protection from the cold. When worn with track pants, a turtleneck, and tennis shoes, it can be a casual streetwear look but easily transformed with some nicer trousers and a pair of sock booties. It plays the role of both warmth and style in one. I predict this trend continues through the 2018 winter season but probably subsides when the next winter comes around.

Yellow – It is clear that yellow became the new IT color in 2017. Its vibrancy and radiance allows it to create moody vibes as well as happy ones. It worked well in the summer for the brighter season but transitioned seamlessly into fall with puffer coats and bags. The it color is always changing so my educated guess would lead me to believe there will be another color trending soon.

Small Sunglasses – From oversized aviators in the previous years to small vintage sunnies, this trend took over 2017. A few years ago everyone couldn’t stop wearing their favorite pair of oversized glasses because of that too-cool-for-you look it offered. Now small sunglasses are all the craze. The vintage look and timeless frame choices flatter almost anyone without engulfing the entire face. Usually worn down near the tip of the nose, they still give one that too-cool-for-you look without swallowing the face.

Gingham – The new plaid you say? This trend took over every platform and space in the fashion world. From pants to dresses, this craze was all the rage this summer especially. It was simple and easy to style with white platform tennis shoes or thick heeled booties. Layering jewelry was a popular paired choice to help upgrade the pattern. This trend is not seen anymore and lost prevalence  following the end of the summer. It was a quick trend and probably won’t be seen for many years to come.

Work Attire – MODERN work attire is the key to this one. Trouser pants and blazers flooded the fashion market and could be found in any store. From stores like Zara to designers like Alexander Wang, youthful business attire was a defining moment of 2017 fashion. Because of the classy, timeless look, it has always been around. But the contemporary twists and even more casual hints have transformed the work look into something for anyone, it no longer requires a corporate desk to rock.

Personally, I love the yellow trend as well as the work attire trend. Yellow is so fun and my absolute favorite color not to mention. It adds a level of dimension to any outfit. As much as I love a classic all black outfit, I think the yellow is different and unique to rock, it definitely will make you stand out in a crowd. The business casual looks help me stay clean, polished, and professional all while keeping up with the trends. Overall, 2017 offered a multitude of trends that quickly became my favorites. As I do see some trends fading in the near future, style is always about what you LOVE TO WEAR! I know that, although the color yellow might not be the color of the year by this time next year, I will still be rockin’ it!

2018, I hope you have some funky trends in store!

-Sydney